Mumbai Police had arrested former singer Abhijeet, confiscated his mobile


In a startling revelation, Mumbai Police has confirmed that they had arrested the former Bollywood singer Abhijeet in relation to online abuse of women on social media.

Speaking to, DCP Sachin Patil said that the singer was briefly arrested in July after AAP spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon filed an FIR against Abhijeet.

Patil said Mumbai Police had launched a detailed investigations in the matter and he may be able to comment more after the probe was over.

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya at Mount view in Chandigarh *** Local Caption *** Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya at Mount view in Chandigarh.-Express photo by Jasbir Malhi 25-02-12
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According to sources, Abhijeet’s phone was confiscated after his arrest. While in custody, the former singer had wept and his son had signed the surety for bail as his acts were deemed a bailable offence.

Abhijeet was also made to delete his controversial tweets and Mumbai Police had even contacted Twitter India to explore the possibility of having his account banned.

Reacting to the development, Preeti said, “When Abhijeet had tweeted filth about Swati Chaturvedi I had tweeted the complaint to CP Mumbai. In response Abhijeet started abusing me. I spoke to CP padsalgikar who sent me to the Cyber Cell where my FIR was registered. I am really glad that they called him for questioning and arrested him on 26 July. It vindicates my complaint. He was later released on bail provided by his son. Shame on a father who has to be bailed out by his son, for abusing women! The police also confiscated his phone and have sent it to forensics. They also instructed twitter to either get offensive tweets deleted or banned his handle.

“Abhijeet then deleted his tweets. This is a big victory against online abuse. I advise all women to fight such abusers systematically. The chargesheet will be filed soon and I will continue this fight in court, till he gets punished for his creepy, cheap and criminally abusive behaviour.”

Journalist Swati Chaturvedi, who was Abhijeet’s first victim of social media abuse, praised the ‘sheer professionalism’ of Mumbai Police.

She said, “I had sent seven letters to Delhi Police and even recorded my statement, but the cops in the national capital turned out to be disaster. Despite my repeated pleas, they were reluctant to register and transfer the FIR to Mumbai. This new development would encourage many women on social media in future to seek police’s intervention if they ever find themselves as victims of online abuse.”’s editor-in-chief, Rifat Jawaid, who too was threatened and abused by Abhijeet on ABP News during a live debate show, echoed Swati’s sentiments.

He said, “I was a bit sceptical of Mumbai Police given that they reported to the state’s BJP government. But their action must be lauded as this will deter many lunatics such as Abhijeet from subjecting women to sexual harassment on social media in future.

“This gives us confidence to carry on with the campaign against those who indulge in crimes against women as takes a dim view of such acts. We are very serious about any crimes committed against women and will continue with our resolve even in future.”

Abhijeet has been targetting women and other social media users, who objected to his malicious tweet wrongly blaming a Muslim for the murder of the Infosys techie, Swathi, in Chennai. The prime suspect arrested by the Chennai Police was identified as one Ramkumar.

The former singer had later threatened Rifat Jawaid of physical harm on a national TV. His threats had drawn wide condemnation from social media users.

Meanwhile, in a late development, Abhijeet tweeted tagging the BJP Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy, asking for his help as he claimed he was being targetted by AAP supporters.


  1. Good. Wonderful. God be praised.

    There are no words left to describe my joy that this scum has got his just deserts.

    I wonder whether he will be more circumspect in future.

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    “Politicians challenged us to go get 282 seats if we really wanted to make full statehood for Delhi a reality. LG mahoday challenged us to get 282 seats… may his words come true because he knows in his heart that we will win 282 seats,” claimed Jain.
    The minister was speaking during a discussion on “the alleged arbitrary use of Delhi Police against MLAs of the ruling party and the raid in the office of the Delhi Commission for Women”.
    Full statehood was the only solution to the “problem”, said Jain.
    Targeting the Centre, he said, “Police and the ACB are mere tools in the hands of a political party. They are carrying out the orders of the Centre, which could not stomach its defeat in Delhi.”
    “Unlike police being accountable to the citizens and the Constitution, like they are in the UK, police in India answer to their political masters. Our police is the legacy not of the British, but the Colonial British rule,” said Jain.
    AAP MLA Sarita Singh termed the raid on the office of DCW chief Swati Maliwal “an act of intimidation.”
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  3. I feel that Abhijeet is suffering from mental break down. I request every body to forgive the talented singer and leave him alone.